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MP minister pitches for dress code for undergraduates

MP higher education minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya on Wednesday pitched for dress code for undergraduate students in the state’s colleges once again.

indore Updated: Nov 10, 2016 16:56 IST
The minister made it clear that opinions of students will be considered before imposing the change.
The minister made it clear that opinions of students will be considered before imposing the change.(HT file)

MP higher education minister Jaibhan Singh Pawaiya on Wednesday pitched for dress code for undergraduate students in the state’s colleges once again.

Inaugurating the Inter-University State Youth Festival-2016 in Indore, Pawaiya said the government is mulling to impose dress code as it will help eradicate inequality and maintain discipline.

However, the minister made it clear that opinions of students will be considered before imposing the change, probably from the next academic session.

In October, Pawaiya had declared that the education ministry is mulling to implement dress code in colleges. His move had drawn mixed responses from students.

Speaking on several issues, Pawaiya said that bringing back the academic calendar is on his priority list, and all colleges in the state has been asked to upload their academic calendar on the department portal.

“Barring a few, a majority of the colleges have uploaded information on the portal. Hopefully, things will settle down from next academic session,” he said.

Commenting on student body elections at higher education institutions, Pawaiya said the government is not against student elections, but elections should be held in a democratic and peaceful manner, without disrupting academic activities at education institutions.

The minister also declared that about 20 percent of the current syllabus will be revised to emphasise on moral education and skill development, and Yoga education will be inculcated in the academic curriculum.

Regarding loopholes in the centralised online admission process in the state, Pawaiya assured that the admission process will be simplified from next year, so that the deserving candidates could get admission to colleges without trouble.

It is to be mentioned that this year, several seats were left vacant even after six rounds of centralised online admission process.

Before the inaugural programme, Pawaiya also said that next year, the government will abolish semester system in UG-level.

This is because a majority of students who are good in sports and cultural activities are busy with examinations round the year, and get no time to polish their talents.